- Last Updated: Thursday, 22 October 2015 15:57
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As part of the First Friday event happening the night before the Georgia Bike Summit in downtown Milledgeville, the Local Yolkal Cafe is hosting a special low country boil dinner. Summit attendees are getting first crack at making a reservation for this limited seating event!
The menu is All You Can Eat Low Country Boil....shrimp, red potatoes, onion, sausage & corn on the cob. The price is $24.95 per person.
Beer & Wine will be available for purchase...beer 2.50 per bottle, wine 3.50 per glass
Buckets of steamed oysters @ $12.00 per bucket are also available....each bucket has between 12-15 oysters in it depending on size. At the time reservations are made customers will need to inform the restaurant if they wish to purchase buckets of oysters and how many.
The 2015 National Bike Challenge wrapped up yesterday, and the stats are in!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Challenge. We hope to see you all return next year with a few friends!
Below is a summary of the the top teams, communities and individual riders from the entire Challenge period (May 1 - September 30):
Via Savannah Morning News, coverage of the promising first meeting of the Coastal Georgia Greenway Study Committee:
Parties interested in creating a trail for hikers, bikers and others to use through Coastal Georgia from South Carolina to Florida gathered at the Richmond Hill City Center Sept. 21. The project being discussed, the Coastal Georgia Greenway, would be part of a longer proposed trail, the East Coast Greenway, extending from Calais, Me. to Key West, Fla.
The event was a meeting of a committee established by the state legislature to study issues regarding creating the greenway that included Ga. Sen. William T. Ligon, Reps. Al Williams, Bill Hitchens, Ben Watson and Ron Stephens, along with representatives from the GDOT, DNR and other agencies.
The greenway would be a 155-mile-long multi-use trail that would wind its way through all six of Coastal Georgia’s counties.
Rick Gardener, Chairman of the Coastal Greenway Council and Bryan County Commissioner, explained that the Greenway would create an alternative transportation infrastructure that would link almost 116,000 acres of historic districts, parks, schools and museums while providing a health benefits to area citizens.
Gardner urges anyone interested in seeing the Coastal Georgia Greenway become a reality to contact their legislators.
Very exciting to hear about this progress on making the CGG finally happen! To express your support for fast-tracking implementation of this coastal bike trail, contact your state lawmaker.
In the current issue of Innovator Magazine, the US Federal Highway Administration recommends putting roadways on a "diet" to "increase safety and mobility."
A "road diet" is a simple, cost-effective technique for communities who want to improve quality of life and make their streets safer for all ages and users. To implement a road diet, traffic engineers re-stripe a roadway - without widening it - to reduce the number of travel lanes. A common road diet conversion involves turning a 4-lane street into a 3-lane street. The reconfiguration results in a safer, more complete street that accommodates all users: pedestrians, people on bikes, wheelchair users, children, and people in motor vehicles.
The bonus is that road diets can be implemented during already scheduled re-paving projects, meaning the cost of the project is minimal to the community. No expensive - or disruptive - road widening, and little to no additional cost to the community.
Aside from creating space for non-motorized road users, road diets vastly improve the safety of the roadway for motor vehicle users. Crashes are reduced by significant margins, and the crashes that do occur are less severe.
Check with your local transportation and public works department to see if a "road diet" can work in your community. All you have to lose is a dangerous street!